Surfrider Foundation Capricorn Coast

The Capricorn Coast (QLD) branch of the Surfrider Foundation.


Capricorn Branch Surfrider Foundation was formed over 15 years ago and a small committed team has worked to follow Surfrider Foundation objectives on improving our coastal zone.

CONTACT : [email protected]
POSTAL ADDRESS: Surfrider Foundation Capricorn Branch,
PO Box 246, Yeppoon Q 4703

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(10 hectares, 1 km of Farnborough beach frontage) Our ongoing stewardship focus with help from Livingstone Shire Council, friends, and funded by the Fitzroy Basin Association. (sourced 2/1/2021 from website

Surfrider Foundation Capricorn Coast is a volunteer Branch of Surfrider Foundation Australia, protecting our oceans, waves and beaches since 1991. Surfrider’s Capricorn Coast branch is based in Yeppoon, bordering on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are co-custodians (with council) of Australia’s 2nd ever surfing reserve – The Big Dune Surfing Reserve – on Farnborough Beach. The reserve protects the patch of remnant beach scrub with the highest biocondition score along the Queensland Coast. Because of it’s importance a number of community groups, NRM bodies and council work together to look after this special place. We fought against the over-the-top redevelopment of Great Keppel Is (lost March 2013). We are an important part of the Keppel Bay and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA) campaigning against three massive coal ports proposed for Keppel Bay, 50 km south of us, with our air and water quality in the firing line, not to mention the impact on the Great Barrier Reef. We are stewards of the Reef and wish to protect our fickle surf breaks from human impact. Surfrider Foundation is a grass-roots non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Australia’s oceans, waves and beaches. The organisation is unique within the environmental community, engaging with surfers, ocean-enthusiasts and beach-loving families. Whatever our connection to the coast, we all share a common bond – a deep passion for Australia’s coastline and ensuring they are kept clean and healthy. Through our network of local branches and beach representatives spread across Australia, Surfrider Foundation is fighting hard to preserve, protect and restore coastal environments, so that future generations can experience the same enjoyment from the beach that we do today.

Surfrider Foundation has four key areas of activity to achieve its mission of protecting our oceans, waves and beaches:
– CONSERVATION: hands-on activities with volunteers including marine debris beach clean-ups and coastal restoration works such as tree planting and weeding of invasive species.
– ACTIVISM : two major national campaigns, Endangered Waves and Rise Above Plastics, and a number of local community driven campaigns.
– RESEARCH: underpinning our campaigns, conservation and education initiatives with the best available science – e.g. the national state of our beaches survey.
– EDUCATION: to increase environmental stewardship and sustainable behaviour of beach users and decision makers through leadership training, workshops and stalls at festivals and surf contests.

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